Read: Titus 2:11-14
There’s a common misunderstanding that once we receive God’s grace, we can live however we want, without any consequences. But that’s far from the truth. God’s grace is not a ticket to do as we please. Instead, it’s a transformative force that empowers us to live lives that honor God.
Grace is not just the way to enter the kingdom of God. It’s the way to live in the kingdom of God. God’s grace does not only rescue us; it reshapes us. It doesn’t just save us from our sins; it sets us on a new path.
Look at what James Clear writes in his book Atomic Habits:
“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. They don’t seem like much on any given day. But over months and years, the impact they have on your life can be enormous.”
God’s grace works similarly in our lives. Over time, it molds our habits, attitudes, and actions, helping us live more godly lives.
The key here is to cooperate with God’s grace. It’s about saying “no” to ungodliness and worldly passions and saying “yes” to self-control, righteousness, and godliness. It’s about making daily, even hourly, choices that reflect our new identity in Christ. It’s about letting God’s grace change us from the inside out.
- How has God’s grace helped you make better choices in your life?
- What are some practical ways you can rely on God’s grace to live a godly life?
- How can you encourage others to embrace the power of God’s grace in their lives?